FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 12, 2019
Contact: Anjelica Eitel
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
410-326-2042 ext. 17
2019 CMM VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
SOLOMONS, MD – June 12, 2019 – The Volunteer Council at the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is pleased to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients. The award presentation was held on Tuesday, June 4 in the Harms Gallery at CMM. The Volunteer Council, led by President Ray Brule and Vice President Lowell Martin, offers incentives to student volunteers pursuing higher education. Seven $750 scholarships were awarded and presented by Squeak, CMM’s official otter mascot. The 2019 recipients are:
These young volunteers understand the importance of giving back to the community and CMM is proud to have them as members of its volunteer family. “I have been volunteering at the museum for the last three years. Throughout my journey I have developed an amazing relationship with the staff at CMM and it’s part of the reason I keep coming back,” said Whitney Jefferson, one of this year’s scholarship recipients. Whitney plans to use the CMM funds to help offset the costs as she enters Carnegie Mellon University in pursuit of a Masters of Entertainment Industry Management.
The CMM Volunteer Scholarship Program is open to applicants 25 years and younger who are either in college or are graduating high school seniors headed to college, and have completed at least 20 hours of volunteer service at CMM during the year. Assisting with the generous funding to allow for five recipient awards was the CMM Volunteer Council, CMMS Board of Governors, Patuxent Small Craft Guild, Canoe/Kayak Club, and the Solomons Island Model Boat Club. "I am very pleased that we had the resources this year to award scholarships to seven of our hard working and extremely talented young volunteers," said Volunteer Council Vice President Lowell Martin.
For complete details or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Sherry Reid, CMM Volunteer and Events Coordinator, at 410-326-2042, ext. 19, or visit the museum’s website at calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed to the public from January 1, 2019 until March 11, 2019. Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
|(L to R) Anne Vallandingham on behalf of her daughter, Hannah Vallandingham, who was in Ecuador on a fellowship; Sean Conner; Squeak the Otter; Jakob Madura; Jacob Gill; Aimee Beardmore; Whitney Jefferson. Not pictured: Joy Dewar.|